LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin each had double-doubles to pace the Los Angeles Clippers' to a 106-84 victory over San Antonio. Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead six players who scored in double figures. The loss was the Spurs first of the season.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Walt Weiss has been hired to replace Jim Tracy as manager of the Colorado Rockies. Weiss, the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year, and Arizona coach Matt Williams were thought to be the favorites to replace Tracy, who quit Oct. 7 following a last-place finish in the NL West. Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells and first baseman Jason Giambi also interviewed.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Major League Baseball is considering a change to its longtime rule allowing active rosters to expand from 25 to 40 from Sept. 1 through the rest of the regular season. Some teams haven't used the larger limit because they don't want to disrupt minor league teams in their playoffs. That's led to big league games in which teams have differing numbers of available players.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mark McGwire has taken over as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, lured by the chance to spend more time with his wife and five young children. He was hired to improve an offense that ranked 13th in the National League in runs scored and RBIs and 15th in home runs. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach with St. Louis.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Americans will play three of their first four World Cup soccer qualifiers next year away from home, opening at Honduras on Feb. 6. Seeking its seventh consecutive World Cup appearance, the United States hosts Costa Rica on March 22, goes to Mexico four days later, then travels to Jamaica on June 7
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